For pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding
This comprehensive resource explains how essential oils and herbal remedies can provide natural, alternative solutions to the myriad health care needs that arise during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Essential oils, the keystones of aromatherapy, can be inhaled or used in topical preparations. Herbal remedies can also be used topically in a variety of formulations and can be taken internally via lozenges, syrups, teas, and tinctures. Instructions are given for a wide range of aromatherapy and herbal remedies that can be easily prepared and used at home. In addition, lists of essential oils and herbs that are safe to use (and which aren’t) and their specific benefits for each stage of pregnancy, labor, and birth to breastfeeding and recuperating from delivery are provided.